On Etherscan, when I hover over the "?" on the "From" field I see the following:

The sending party of the transaction (could be from a contract address).

I don't understand. I thought only an EOA could initiate a transaction? Internal traces of course can come from contracts, but not the initial (I thought).

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You are correct, a transaction can only start from an EOA, and never from a contract. You should poke Etherscan to fix their texts.

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